From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, Sept 8: The 17th death anniversary of ‘Daoharu’ Garla Batha Basumatary, former president of the ABSU who was also the founder secretary of People’s Democratic Front (PDF), was observed at his tive village Habrubari on Thursday by the Public Charitable Trust of GB Basumatary. A memorial lecture on his life and contributions to the society was also held at Jata College, Serfanguri.
As part of the programme, the president of the GB Basumatary Public Charitable Trust, Pray Kr. Brahma hoisted the flag of the trust at the premises of Jata College in the morning followed by homage paid to Basumatary by his wife, Raktima Basumatary. BTC MCLA of Dotma, Jatirindra Brahma paid floral tribute at his burial place and local ex-BTC EM-Sabharam Basumatary, ex-MCLA Rahim Chandra Brahma and other senior leaders of various organizations attended the homage programme.
Speaking on the occasion, the MCLA of Dotma constituency Jatirindra Brahma said Garla Batha Basumatary was a great leader of the Bodos as he led the society from the front. He said Basumatary was the victim of misunderstanding among the leaders. Ex-EM of BTC, Sabharam Basumatary said Garlabatha Basumatary was the most influential movement leader of the Bodos and he had contributed to the society and thus his me should not be forgotten. He demanded that there should be a statue of Garlabatha Basumatary in front of Jata College and some roads should be med after him.
Raktima Basumatary, wife of Garla Batha Basumatary, said she was happy to see people remembering the contributions of her husband. She said the GB Basumatary Public Charitable Trust had been observing the death anniversary of her husband and efforts were being given for development of burial ground of her husband.